Re: Baseball Tonight Fantasy Baseball preview predicts Corey Patterton to hit 30 HR/3
I Tivo'd the ESPN Fantasy Baseball show and their "Fantasy Games Editor" (Eric Karabell) said- "Ready, Corey Patterson 30-30 this year. Way back in 2004, for Dusty Baker, he had 24 HR's and 32 steals. Remember, a bold prediction, it's not easy and Felipe Lopez, one year for the Reds, had 23 HR's in that Great Ballpark for a lefthanded hitter. Corey Patterson's going to be motivated, he wants a long-term contract, I'm not saying it's going to definitely happen but the steals will happen. I think he could close in on 30 HR's as well."
Oh yeah baby! Bring it on! But seriously, with Patterson likely platooning with Freel or Hopper, it's going to take CP getting HOT right out of the gate. Enough so that CP can claim the CF job to be his alone. I think 15-18HR's and 35-40SB's would be more likely for Patterson this year.